Beryslav (Ukrainian: Берислав) is a city in Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine. It is a city of district significance and it serves as the administrative center for Beryslav Raion (district), housing the district's local administration buildings. Population: 12,250 (2020 est.)[1]


Church in Beryslav
Church in Beryslav
Flag of Beryslav
Coat of arms of Beryslav
Coat of arms
Beryslav is located in Kherson Oblast
Beryslav is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 46°50′N 33°25′E / 46.833°N 33.417°E / 46.833; 33.417Coordinates: 46°50′N 33°25′E / 46.833°N 33.417°E / 46.833; 33.417
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kherson Oblast
RaionBer p04.jpg Beryslav Raion
 • Total12,250


One of the oldest settlements in the Kherson Oblast. In the late 14th century it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Grand Duke Vytautas built a castle here. It served as a Lithuanian customs point, as lower Dnieper formed the Lithuanian border.

Later on it was known as the Turkish fortress of Kizikermen or Kazikermen (Gazikermen). Kazikermen along with Islamkermen and Sahinkermen in close vicinity were main fortifications in lower Dnieper area since 15th century. [2][3][4] According to a legend across Dnieper between the fortifications were stretched chains to control travel along the river.[5] Here also existed one of Dnieper crossings known as Tawan crossing. At the end of August of 1695 Kazikermen was sacked by Zaporizhia Host Cossacks of Ivan Mazepa and Sloboda Ukraine Cossacks of Boris Sheremetiev during the so called Azov-Dnieper campaigns.

By the 1700 Treaty of Constantinople, the Ottomans disbanded the fortifications. Later in 19th century ruins of the Kazikermen fortress were completely cleared away.

Since the 1784 re-establishment of the settlement it is named Beryslav.

On 16 December 1918 Hetman of Ukraine Pavlo Skoropadsky signed a telegram in Beryslav addressed to Kyiv where he officially resigned from his post.

Since August 2016 the city is hosting the revived Ukrainian Premier League and UEFA Europa League football club, Tavriya Simferopol.[6]



  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  2. ^ Sentry tower shared with Kherson residents its legends (Дозорная башня поведала херсонцам свои легенды). Liubimyi gorod.
  3. ^ Aleksandr Stepanchenko. Fate of Ottoman mosques in Ukraine (Судьба османских мечетей в Украине). 24.12.2015
  4. ^ (325 років Дніпровському походу 1695 року). Poltava regional studies museum. 20 August 2020
  5. ^ As part of the "Terra Futura" festival, Kherson residents will be able to visit the Vitaut tower (В рамка фестиваля «Terra Futura» херсонцы смогут посетить башню Витовта). Most. 13 October 2016
  6. ^ ""Таврію" (Сімферополь) включено до Чемпіонату України серед аматорів" (in Ukrainian). Ukrainian Football Amateur Association. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.

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